Janik Recalled

And he looks absolutely thrilled about it…

The Red Wings have recalled Doug Janik from Grand Rapids to replace Brian Rafalski in the lineup, who has the flu and won’t be playing against Boston, this according to Ansar Khan.

Jonathan Ericsson is still under the weather, and will not play tonight, either. Niklas Kronwall, who was too sick to practice yesterday, was back on the ice today and is expected to play.

No word on pairings yet, but it may look something like this:

Lidstrom — Kronwall
Stuart — Lebda
Janik — Meech